Caroli Church

Borås, Sweden

Caroli Church is the oldest church in Borås. It was built between 1661-1669 to the site of previous medieval church. The bell tower was erected in 1669 and church has been erected after fires in 1681, 1727 and 1822.

The present font and pulpit are designed by Sigfrid Eriksson. The altarpiece is made by Johannes Andersson in 1839.

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Founded: 1661-1669
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Alexandra Tillman (2 months ago)
Härlig stämning och trevligt folk
Ulf Truffe (2 months ago)
Så vacker kyrka. Gå och lyssna på körerna som är där eller någon annan musikupplevelse. Eller bara sitt ned en stund. En pärla att ta vara på.
Paul Johansson (5 months ago)
Härligt kyrkorum med en lugnande atmosfär.
Kevyn Danuway (8 months ago)
The church, by itself, is beautiful, has a very interesting architecture, but what it has of most interesting is its history.
Sharath Bhushi (2 years ago)
Nice chuch...but not as big as Gustaf church..
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